Snow Flake Lake Ice Skating Rink at WinterFest

Park: 3 PM - 9 PM Waterpark: Closed View Hours
Snow Flake Lake Ice Skating

Glide down the ice on the shimmering, majestic Royal Fountain, transformed for the holiday season into Snowflake Lake. Located in front of the iconic Wonder Mountain and surrounded by beautifully lit trees and holiday light projections.

Ice skating on Snow Flake Lake will provide guests of all ages with the perfect holiday activity while they experience a Winter Wonderland. Non-skating guests can enjoy the enchanting views of Snow Flake Lake while taking in other sights and sounds that capture the spirit of the season.

All guests will require a reservation to skate, which must be made online in advance of your visit. The cost is $5 per guest if you bring your own skates for a 30-minute session. With rentals (includes helmets) $12 per guest. Due to Covid-19 capacity will be limited inside the skate rental shop and on the ice. On your day of visit before entering the park, make sure to redeem your e-ticket skate voucher at the sales windows outside front gate to receive your wristband.

Requirement for skating: 48" tall (without skates) to skate alone. Guests under 48” tall must wear a CSA-approved helmet and be accompanied by a supervising companion at all times. All guests must sign a waiver; those under 18 require a parent or guardian to sign on their behalf. Helmets are available for guests under 48" for use free of charge.

Location: International Street

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plus applicable taxes and fees

WinterFest Ice Skating

Book and guarantee your 30-minute session on the date and time slot chosen for ice skating.  Limited availability per day and per skating session. Sessions are booked on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to COVID-19 regulations, space is limited.

Park admission not included. You must book online in advance. All guests planning to ice skate must complete a waiver. Guests under 18 must have a parent/guardian complete a waiver on their behalf. Guests 48" and under must wear a CSA-approved helmet and be accompanied on the ice rink by a supervising companion. Both the child and their companion will require a skating ticket.

Skate sessions are 30 minutes each and include lace-up time. All guests must reserve their skating time in advance online for $5 with their own skates or $12 if renting skates. Space is limited. On your day of visit before entering the park, all guests must redeem their e-ticket skate voucher at the sales windows outside the front gate to receive their wristband, which corresponds to your ice time. If you have a skate rental, those can be picked up at Northern Lights, on the south side of International Street. If you’re bringing your own skates, once you’ve received your wristband, proceed directly to the ice rink at your skate time. We recommend guests arrive in advance of their time so they’re ready to lace-up as soon as their session begins.

In order to skate on Snow Flake Lake all guests must have properly fitting ice skates either brought from home or rented from Canada’s Wonderland ($12 per rental online – which includes reservation). Guests 48” and under must wear a CSA-approved helmet and be accompanied on the ice rink by a supervising companion. Helmets for children 48" and under are available for use free of charge. Skate rental sizes available range from Youth 6 to Mens 13.

Yes, skating is $5 if you plan to bring your own skates and all reservations need to be made online in advance of your visit. Space is limited. If carrying skates around the park, they must either be in a sealed bag or the blades must be covered by skate guards.

Guests under 48” must wear CSA-approved helmets. Canada’s Wonderland will have helmets available for use, free of charge for children under 48". Guests may also bring their own helmets.

Lockers are available to rent in the park and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Canada’s Wonderland assumes no liability for items in the locker. If carrying skates around the park, they must either be in a sealed bag or the blades must be covered by skate guards.

Once you leave the ice during your 30-minute session, you will not be permitted to re-enter.

Guests with a cervical collar or neck brace, full arm cast, braced arm cast, or full leg cast are not permitted to participate at this attraction. Guests must be able to take several steps and step on to the ice on their own or with the assistance of a companion. Guests in wheelchairs can enter via the exit and use their wheelchair on a skate-assist device which the park provides. Please see an ice rink associate for details.

Participants are asked to skate in one direction around the ice rink. Ice skates are required for all participants to be on the ice. Speed skating, roughness, excessive speeding or weaving through other skaters is prohibited.

Guests 48” and under must wear a CSA-approved helmet and be accompanied on the ice rink by a supervising companion.  A supervising companion is someone who is 14 years of age or older and demonstrates appropriate observed behavior.  Supervising companions are responsible for ensuring that the younger guest safely follows all rules and regulations while skating on Snow Flake Lake. Each supervising companion can accompany up to two younger guests. 

All guests planning to ice skate must complete a waiver. Guests ages 18+ must each complete their own individual waiver. Guests under age 18 must have a parent/guardian complete a waiver on their behalf.

Yes, a limited number of push skate-assists will be available for kids to use, free of charge. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note, all children need to wear skates on the ice. 

No, due to safety considerations, these items are not permitted on the ice. For photo opportunities, it’s recommended guests have their photo taken near the entry and exit points, by a friend or family member who is off the ice.